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Performer
Program
Category
Description
Fee
Van Egmond, Timothy The Sailor's Trade History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Sea Shanties (work songs) and fo’c’sle songs (songs for recreation) from the days of ‘wooden ships and iron men.’ Yankee Notions is Jim Douglas and Tim Van Egmond. Both are accomplished singers, storytellers, and musicians (guitar, hammered dulcimer, English concertina, pennywhistle, Appalachian dulcimer). Performing throughout New England for close to 20 years, Yankee Notions has been featured in hundreds of community concerts and festivals, schools, libraries senior centers, and heritage museums (including Old Sturbridge Village (MA), Historic Deerfield (MA), Mystic Seaport (CT), and Old Bethpage Village Restoration (NY).
$501- $1000
Torgan, Keith Green Golly and her Magnificent Orchestra! Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Performing Arts- Theater
Imagine involving not only the elementary school children in your community but the high schools as well. We’ve created a version that is accessible to all orchestra levels: high school orchestras, youth symphonies, community orchestras and professional orchestras can take part in this wonderful event. Flutist Barbara Siesel will rehearse with and/or conduct your group. This is a terrific opportunity to get the whole neighborhood involved!
$1001- $3000
Mason-Mazzacua, Mark History Of Lake George Region In Folk Songs Music
To tell stories of legends and histories of the Warren County region of NYS and then sing them in song. Showing how relevant American Folk Music can be to today's fast paced world to slow things down for a moment and learn things through song. It's a really wonderful program that will introduce many people young and old to a world of past and present histories!
$101- $200
Gillman, Jackson Moon Crazy Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling,
Science
Put on your imagination caps and blast off with Jackson on his lunar adventures. Captivating songs and stories, including Frank Asch's Happy Birthday Moon, to take you far away and pilot you happily home. Beth Wiseman of Loudoun County VA Library Program Specialist reports: You held the attention of 150+ children and adults for an hour - without any hi-tech stuff! Loved the way you wove the stories & songs together with movements & laughter.
$351- $500
SanAngelo, Ryan Ryan SanAngelo Literature- Creative Writing,
Literature- Authors,
Music
Get ready to smile, laugh, dance, and wonder! Dynamic musician-storyteller Ryan San Angelo brings fun and energetic characters to life with his music and enchanting tales. Author of Spaghetti Eddie, Bye Bye Balloon, and Wake up, Tommy! You're in a Book! Ryan creates a warm and cozy circle of entertainment with his witty stories, catchy tunes, and talks to kids about being an author and creating stories.
$201- $350
!, Spook Handy America's Ground Breaking Troubadour - Woody Guthrie History,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Known as the Dust Bowl Balladeer - Woody Guthrie is America's most prolific folk songwriter of the 20th century. Born in 1912, Woody wrote hundreds, if not thousands, of songs that document the history, culture and concerns of 1930's, 40's and 50's America. His songs are highly educational, extremely fun and very sing-alongable. An excellent program for Libraries, Arts Centers, Churches, Schools and other meeting places. Pete Seeger covers some of Spook's songs and the two perform together several times per year. Visit www.spookhandy.com for more info on the artist and other programs and workshops.
$501- $1000
Conrad, Bob Music of the World Multicultural- Other,
Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Author/illustrator, musician Bob Conrad will take your students on an imaginary voyage around using Music, Dances, and Hats of over 20 different cultures. Every member of the audience will become involved as they sing, clap, and participate in the fun. For the finale of the program, the stage is filled with a Latin Rhythm Band composed of members of the audience, each playing a different instrument. Bob Conrad will perform on a wide variety of common instruments such as the guitar and banjo, as well as Rosita the Brazilian Talking Drum, the Steel Drum, The African Kalimba, and a host of rhythm instruments, he will also explain the origin and historical development of them in a light-hearted way, This program will introduce your students to the world of music, Dixieland, jazz, Country, Folk, Flemenco, Rock and Music from Around the World. This program will leave your audience with a new found love and appreciation for music of all types. Bob Conrad is the author/illustrator of several educational books for children.
$351- $500
Julty, Dagen "Music Around The World" Multicultural- Other,
Music
A entertaining and educational program introducing instruments, dances, songs and customs from cultures around the world. Many instruments to be heard and passed around. Group dances and participatory songs. All in Happy Dan's friendly, upbeat and humorous style.
$201- $350
Grudko, Marian Dragonfly Bog Music,
Performing Arts- Storytelling
Dragonfly Bog a musical tale for families and adults 
by composer and storyteller Marian Grudko The air is poisoned, the water harsh and bitter. The Bog is in trouble and the dragonflies are leaving --
all except Sura, a small blue dragonfly who stays behind and sets out to save Dickinson Bog Turtle. More than a story of an endangered wetland,
“Dragonfly Bog” is a tale of friendship, sacrifice, and the power of music. Marian will perform the story, accompanied by her enchanting musical score. This program is for everyone who loves good music, 
a good story and good theater.
$201- $350
Clough, Geoff Cookie Songwriting Music,
Performing Arts- Other
Cookie Songwriting is where I teach children how to write songs using cookies! I have a treble staff table with a cookie treasure chest. I call a child up to let them pick a bag of 5 cookies to use in creating their own song. Placing them on a line or space as I direct them along regarding high notes, low notes, etc. When they have their cookies/notes down I copy them over onto a musical inspiration pad (manuscript paper) and play them back their melody. Then I set to creating the harmony & note lengths. I ask the child/children what styles do they like? Country Rock, Ska, Hip Hop, etc. Then I will play the song back to them in that style. The children love it and most start to dance to their own song. Afterwards I help the child name it & I give them their sheet music with their name on it & copyright year. :)
$101- $200
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